NUR 52000 Informatics and Data Management in Health Care

This course introduces the history and current status of information systems in healthcare, provides a basic information technology vocabulary and examines the principles of modern information architectures. The computer networking and communication technologies necessary to support modern information infrastructures are explored. Key concepts addressed include information retrieval, decision support systems, security and confidentiality, bioinformatics, information system cycles, the electronic health record, key health information systems and standards, and medical devices. Emphasis is placed on management and the use of information to support management decision-making in nursing and health care environments.